June 30 - 7, 2018

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Leelanau Peninsula Wine Excursions

Jul 03rd 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Take a wine tasting excursion through Northern Michigan Wine Country, a region quickly becoming known as a top wine destination. You’’ll discover breathtaking views and a vineyard picnic lunch while sipping local wines and chatting with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them.

Select from daily excursions along the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail: the Sleeping Bear Loop Tour, the Tip of the Peninsula Tour, the Lake Leelanau Tour and the Grand Traverse Bay Tour.

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Sleeping Bear Loop Tour (July 3rd & July 6th Only)

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Sip a wide variety of wines at five tasting stops and discover “everything cherry,” including lunch, at Cherry Republic. Be sure to sample the unique “Auxerrois” at two of the wineries.

9:45 am Pick-Up at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road
10:15 am Chateau Fontaine
11:00 am Good Harbor Vineyards
12:00 pm Cherry Republic - lunch
1:00 pm Bel Lago (Dr. Amy Iezzoni brought Balaton cherry to Michigan.)
2:00 pm Rove Estate
3:00 pm Drop off at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road

Lake Leelanau Tour (July 3, July 5 & July 6 Only)

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In the quaint village of Lake Leelanau, enjoy tastings at five stops along the way, including beautiful countryside settings, a tasting room on the narrows between North and South Lake Leelanau and lunch at 45 North Vineyard and Winery.

10:00 am Pick-Up at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road
10:30 am Laurentide
11:15 am Boathouse Vineyards
12:00 pm Blustone Vineyards
12:45 pm 45 North - lunch
1:45 pm Aurora Cellars
3:00 pm Drop off at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road

 

Tip of the Peninsula Tour (July 3, July 4 & July 5 Only)

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After a beautiful drive along the renowned M-22, tour the tip of the peninsula with five tasting stops along the way, including one of Michigan’s largest producers. Enjoy lunch at French Valley Vineyards on the beautiful Grand Traverse Bay.

9:30 am Pick-Up at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road
10:35 am Verterra Winery
11:20 am Green Bird Organic Cellars
12:05 pm Leelanau Cellars
12:50 pm French Valley Vineyards - lunch
1:55 pm Silver Leaf Winery
3:00 pm Drop off at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road

 

Grand Traverse Bay Tour (July 3, July 5 & July 6 Only)

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Tour along the renowned M-22 drive aside Lake Michigan’s Grand Traverse Bay with tasting stops at six wineries along the way. Sip a wide variety of wines including a sparkling wine tasting at L. Mawby Vineyards, a picnic lunch at Black Star Farms and more.

9:45 am Pick-Up at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road
10:15 am L. Mawby
11:00 am Chateau de Leelanau
11:45 pm Ciccone Vineyard
12:30 pm Black Star Farms - lunch
1:15 pm Willow Vineyards
2:00 pm Shady Lane Cellars
3:00 pm Drop off at Leelanau Studios, Cherry Bend Road

 

Tours take place daily, Monday through Friday, July 3-7, 2017. Tours start at Leelanau Studios, 10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City, Michigan, 49685. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled tour.

 

Tickets, which are very limited, are $100 per person and include a souvenir wine glass, transportation, wine tasting, picnic lunch and a fabulous day in wine country.

Leelanau Studios

10781 East Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City, Michigan, 49685